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Shaefer and Edin's book ($2 a Day) cited in piece on political debate over plight of impoverished Americans

Eisenberg tracks factors affecting both mental health and athletic/academic performance among college athletes

Shapiro says Americans' low spending reflects "cruel lesson" about the dangers of debt

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Susan Murphy elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Maggie Levenstein named director of ISR's Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

Arline Geronimus receives 2016 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award

PSC spring 2016 newsletter: Kristin Seefeldt, Brady West, newly funded projects, ISR Runs for Bob, and more

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Telomere microscopic image

Telomere length and biological aging

7/30/2010 feature story

Arline Geronimus hypothesizes that chronic stress accelerates biological aging and chronic disease onset. Telomere length may be an indicator of biological age that is affected by stress. Geronimus is working with Amy Jo Schulz and Jay Pearson at UM and Elissa Epel and Elizabeth Blackburn at UCSF to collect and analyze community survey data and venous blood draws, looking for racial differences in telomere length and allostatic load, and the association of these biomarkers with urban stressors.

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Arline T. Geronimus
Jay Pearson

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